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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:14 AM
I have been wanting to try this for some time so I got the tools together and gave it a shot. The bait is basswood sealed and foiled as normal. The scale pattern is an embossing tool from Wesco taxidermy and I just realized the scales might be on backward. Oh well it is the first try. The other details are made using leather tools; a scalloped border tool and a background veiner. Looks a lot like gills and fins to me.
Hope you like it. I like having details without all the carving.
Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:15 PM
They look really good, will look even better after you
get them facing the right direction.
May have to try that myself.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:35 AM
nice work. always interesting to see how new methods and techniques work out. remember to post the finshed lure.
Posted 19 March 2006 - 01:28 PM
Been dabbling into this foiling over the winter. Then using a tissued image form the internet to cover the foil. I'm going to try the foils' other, duller side. All this after I bought myself an airbrush and compressor last October. Just bought a boat so i need to finnish these so i can test them. I need to build a glider as I don't feel the lures I own are true gliders. They can walk-da-dog but they have a lip too. Good looking lure and videos. I emboss over a netting material. What did you use to get those rounded scales? Very realistic. Bruce.
Posted 19 March 2006 - 01:40 PM
Do you have a web address for Wesco? My searching has come up empty. Thanks.
Posted 19 March 2006 - 03:16 PM
Ive Been using Leather working tools to enhance my foil a pack of 5-6 tools is about 10 bucks
Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:40 PM
Maybe injured shad swim backwards...but then, I sometimes paint rogues upside down on purpose so maybe I'm a bad one to judge
Looks good. Don't fret Finlander...you will still need the airbrush for backs, bellies, shading, tinting the clearcoat over the foil, etc.